Sept. 3, 1920-Sept. 4, 2012
IVANHOE - Mass of Christian Burial for Al Lozinski, 92, of Ivanhoe, will be at 10:30 a.m. today at St. John Cantius Catholic Church in Wilno. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Burial will be in Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Cemetery in Ivanhoe.
He died Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2012, at Divine Providence Nursing Home in Ivanhoe.
Aloysius Edward Lozinski was born Sept. 3, 1920, to John and Josephine (Gawarecki) Lozinski in Wilno. He was baptized, received his First Communion and was confirmed at St. John Cantius Catholic Church in Wilno. He was raised near Wilno and served as altar boy at St. John Cantius Catholic Church and attended Wilno School. Following his education, he worked for area farmers. He enlisted in the United States Army and served from 1942-1945. During his enlistment he was a supply truck driver in Manila and New Guinea.
On June 27, 1949, he was united in marriage to Dorothy Steffes. Following their marriage, they moved to St Cloud where he worked for Franklin Manufacturing for 33 years. The couple retired to Russell in 1982 and in 2000 moved to Ivanhoe, where Dorothy passed away on Sept. 17, 2002. Al remained in Ivanhoe and entered the Divine Providence Nursing Home on Jan. 15, 2010.
He was a member of Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Ivanhoe. He loved to go for drives and visit, working in his garage, building things and did most of his own home building. He was a lifetime member of the VFW. Al's favorite saying was "Let me see here now, said the blind man as he picked up his hammer and saw." He was a wonderful father and grandpa and will be sadly missed.
Grateful for sharing Al's life are his children: daughter, Diane Christopherson of Russell; son, Bob (and Lynette) Lozinski of St. Cloud; seven grandsons, Lee (and Vanessa) Christopherson, Trevor Christopherson, Kyle (and Kim) Christopherson, Mark Christopherson, Dennis (and Kristen) Lozinski, Daniel (and Kama) Lozinski, David Lozinski; sister, Rosie Drietz; two brothersin-law, Clarence (and Sharron) Steffes, Roy (and Audrey) Steffes; sister-in-law, Delores Steffes; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Lozinski; parents, John and Josephine Lozinski; son-in-law Richard Christopherson; two brothers, and one sister.
Blessed be his memory.